Using WiFi signals for indoor localization is the main localization modality
of the existing personal indoor localization systems operating on mobile
devices. WiFi fingerprinting is also used for mobile robots, as WiFi signals
are usually available indoors and can provide rough initial position estimate
or can be used together with other positioning systems. Currently, the best
solutions rely on filtering, manual data analysis, and time-consuming parameter
tuning to achieve reliable and accurate localization. In this work, we propose
to use deep neural networks to significantly lower the work-force burden of the
localization system design, while still achieving satisfactory results.
Assuming the state-of-the-art hierarchical approach, we employ the DNN system
for building/floor classification. We show that stacked autoencoders allow to
efficiently reduce the feature space in order to achieve robust and precise
classification. The proposed architecture is verified on the publicly available
UJIIndoorLoc dataset and the results are compared with other solutions.